100 Families and 3 years

We are embarking on our largest effort to date to respond to the critical housing need in our community.  Through the Imagine Campaign, over the next three years, we will partner with for-profit developers to create 100 new affordable housing opportunities in the City of Grand Rapids.

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Community Challenges

A Housing Shortage

We are facing a serious housing problem here in Kent County.

The significant housing shortage in our community, coupled with rapidly increasing housing prices is creating an affordability issue for many households with low incomes and first-time homebuyers.

Housing stock

Housing demand is up 59% in the City of Grand Rapids and 54% in Kent County since 2020

Equitable Housing

Kent County is the 5th worst county in the nation for equitable homeownership.

Information from Housing Kent

Meeting the Need

Increasing the Affordable Housing Stock

100 Families Housed and Neighborhood Stability

How we’ll get there over the next three years

Roosevelt Park Development

High-density homes in Roosevelt Park

We’ll partner with for-profit developers to build a 50-house development, best using the available space to maximize the number of homeownership opportunities in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood.

New Homes & Rehabs

New & light rehabs throughout Grand Rapids

Another 50 affordable housing opportunities will be created through new builds and light rehabs in Baxter and Roosevelt Park – two Grand Rapids neighborhoods that have long been underserved.


Long-term affordability

Through a new, innovative approach to long-term affordability, Habitat Kent homes will remain affordable for families with low-to-moderate incomes for over 90 years!

Leadership Development

Resident leadership program

We’ll conduct a city-wide resident leadership program in collabortion with other nonprofits and community organizations that helps residents build positive relationships and lead change in their communities.

Community Resources

Nonprofit Partner

We’ll work with a local nonprofit to use the office that Habitat Kent currently occupies, making sure a valuable resource is available to the surrounding neighborhood.

Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions, please contact us!

Sarah Hotchkiss, Director of Development & Communications

Sarah Velez, Executive Assistant